Meet New and Completely Revamped FDM 5

Dear FDM Users!

We’re proud to announce that the new Free Download Manager 5.1 is now available to public. After months of hard work and extensive testing, our team would like to offer you a more streamlined UI with a friendlier approach to configuration. Thanks to the revamped software engine, you will enjoy  efficient and stable multi-thread downloading as well as overall better performance and responsiveness. FDM5 features cross-platform support for both Windows and Mac OS. You’re very welcome to try out the configuration capabilities FDM5 comes with and offer new ideas and options on our forum!

Download for Windows 32-bit
Download for Windows 64-bit
Download for Mac OS X

What’s new:
– Revamped software engine
– Better performance and responsiveness
– Mac OS X support

System requirements:
– Windows 7 and higher
– Mac OS X 10.9 and higher

Known issues:
– No support for Windows XP/Vista. In case of popular demand, support for older versions of Windows may be renewed in future releases.

Meet New FDM5 Build 5140

Dear Users,

We’re pleased to inform you that we have launched a new version of FDM5! You’re very welcome to download our client with an updated add-on for Firefox 41+ and overall enhanced stability.

Please keep in mind that since Firefox introduced extension signing, the previous versions of FDM5 won’t be compatible with the browser any more. However, until next January, it’ll still be possible to delay the verification process and re-enable the plug-in. Read more here on our forum.

Download FDM 5 Preview

Build 5140 (2015-09-20)

[*] Firefox add-on updated to be compatible with new Firefox 41+

Known issues:

[*] ‘Download video with FDM’ menu item is shown on any page, although it works only with YouTube videos.

New Stable FDM ver. 3.9.6 Released

Dear all!

Our team is delighted to inform you that FDM ver. 3.9.6 has been released. This release is oriented on stability. Dear Windows XP Users, please accept our apologies for the inconveniences you have experienced with the version 3.9.5. The bugs that caused the client instability have been fixed.

The actual FDM release can be discussed and downloaded at our Forum.

[+] BitTorrent sequential downloads checkbox added
[*] Bugs present in ver. 3.9.5 fixed
[*] YouTube downloads can be resumed after a long pause

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Best regards,
FDM Support Team

FDM 5 Preview (Build 4726.1)

We are rolling out a new update to FDM 5 Preview, it is mainly focused on fixing some known bugs, but it also improves usability in ways suggested by our users.

When installing a new build, you will be asked to uninstall the previous installation of FDM 3. Please note that FDM3 uninstaller will ask you whether you want to remove your download list/settings/etc. Answer NO to keep the ability to move back to FDM3 without losing anything!

Never forget to BACK UP your old FDM 3.x *.sav service files BEFORE installing and testing new FDM 5 alpha. They may be too large to be properly converted to FDM5 format or broken during coversion.

Build 4726.1(2015-04-27)
[*]Improved performance
[*]Improved RAM consumption
[*]Improved stability
[*]Support for Enhanced protected mode in IE11+/Win8
[*]Upon user requests, Del removes the record of a download from the list whereas Shift+Del removes the file from disk as well. The same way the Recycle Bin button on the panel now removes the download record as opposed to the file itself.
[*]Restarting Chrome is no longer required to apply Chrome monitoring settings
[*]Copy URL works correctly for unfinished Youtube downloads
[*]Improved Unicode support for torrent data
[*]Resolved the issue with scrolling on Surface tablets

Known issues
[-]Pressing Del in some dialog windows (i.e., Preferences) may be handled as an attempt to delete the active (selected) download
[-]Actions for context menu items “remove from list” and “delete file(s)” are mixed up
[-]There still are usability issues with scrolling on Surface tablets that will be resolved in the future

FDM 5 Preview, Build 4436

Dear Users!

We are proud to present a new release called FDM 5 Preview: it improves on the previous builds and fixes some bugs. There are still a couple of issues that we are working on (you can see the list below). Below, you can also find a list of new fixes featured in this release.

Download FDM 5 Preview

WARNING!

Google’s new security feature called Safe Browsing blocked the download for this particular version, that is why we are not providing it at the moment. However, the download button above will lead you to our forum where you can always download the latest available build.

When installing a new build, you will be asked to uninstall the previous installation of FDM 3. Please note that FDM3 uninstaller will ask you whether you want to remove your download list/settings/etc. Answer NO to keep the ability to move back to FDM3 without losing anything!

Never forget to BACK UP your old FDM 3.x *.sav service files BEFORE installing and testing new FDM 5 alpha. They may be too large to be properly converted to FDM5 format or broken during coversion.

Known issues:

[-]Import of History from FDM 3 is turned off
[-]RAM consumption can be high under certain circumstances
[-]IE integration will not work in IE11 with Enhanced protected mode turned on
[-]With long lists of downloads (400+), UI might start working slowly

Build 4436

[*]You can choose not to make any file associations during installation
[*]Improved image previews for files with non-ASCII symbols in the name
[*]Improved Youtube downloads: bug fixes and additional download capabilities
[*]Improved browser integration, added support for Firefox 37
[*]More intuitive multiple download selection from the download list
[*]Improved bandwidth throttling when bandwidth limits are set
[*]Several minor changes in the UI and functionality

FDM 5.0 alpha, Build 3768

Dear Users!

Firefox 35 has finally been released, thus we are rolling out a new FDM 5 build (3768), which adds support for Firefox 35.
Please download it from our Forum.

Warning!
If the add-on is still shown as “incompatible with Firefox 35” after installation, you may need to manually disable and then enable again integration with Firefox via FDM Settings.

Here’s what the problem may look like in Firefox:

You can fix the issue in FDM Settings by going to advanced settings:

And disabling Firefox integration and then enabling it again: